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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name November 16

Last Updated 11-10-2018

🎭Lisa Bonet -- is 51 in the year 2018 and 52 in the year 2019; b.11/16/1967
TV/Movie Actress, Director
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco, CA; Lenny Kravitz's ex-; aka Lilakoi Moon
TV Shows: The Cosby Show (as Denise Huxtable-Kendall), A Different World (as Denise Huxtable), Ray Donovan
Movie Titles: Enemy of the State, High Fidelity, Angel Heart; High Fidelity

🎭Kimberly J. Brown -- is 34 in the year 2018 and 35 in the year 2019; b.11/16/1984
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Long Winter Sun (as Shana Taylor)
Movie Titles: Tumbleweeds, A Bug's Life, Bringing Down the House

🎭Robert Butler -- is 91 in the year 2018 and 92 in the year 2019; b.11/16/1927
Director
TV Shows: Remington Steele (miscellaneous crew)
Movie Titles: The Computer Wore Tennis Shows (1969), White Mile (1994), The Ultimate Thrill (1974), Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978), Night of the Juggler (1980), Underground Aces (1981), Up the Creek (1984), Turbulence (1997)

🎭Pete Davidson -- is 25 in the year 2018 and 26 in the year 2019; b.11/16/1993 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: Trainwreck

✍🎭Griff Rhys Jones -- is 65 in the year 2018 and 66 in the year 2019; b.11/16/1953
Writer, Humorist, Actor, Comedian, Producer, Welsh (Wales)
TV Shows: Smith and Jones

🎭Tammy Lauren -- is 50 in the year 2018 and 51 in the year 2019; b.11/16/1968
Actress
TV Shows: Who's Watching the Kids? (as Melissa Turner), Angie (as Hillary), Out of the Blue (as Stacey Richards), Best of Times, Morningstar/Eveningstar (as Lisa), Fresno, Homefront (as Ginger Szabo), Martial Law (as Dana Doyle 1998), Wanda at Large (as Jenny Hawkins), Drew Carey Show (as Lily), Home Improvement (as Patty), Young & The Restless
Movie Titles: Wishmaster, Mad City

🎭David Leisure -- is 68 in the year 2018 and 69 in the year 2019; b.11/16/1950
Actor
Names/Places: b. in San Diego
Misc: Isuzu's Greatest car salesman ever (D.T.'s lying!)
TV Shows: Empty Nest (as Charley Dietz)
Movie Titles: Airplane!, 10 Things I Hate About You, Teed Off Too

🎮Shigeru Miyamoto -- is 66 in the year 2018 and 67 in the year 2019; b.11/16/1952 N.S.
Video Game Designer
Misc: designed the Wii console
Video Games: Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox

🎭Dan Shor -- is 62 in the year 2018 and 63 in the year 2019; b.11/16/1956
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Studs Lonigan (miniseries), The Blue & the Gray, Cagney & Lacey (as Det. Jonah Newman)
Movie Titles: TRON, Air Force One, Red Rock West, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

🎮Donald Wolf -- is 47 in the year 2018 and 48 in the year 2019; b.11/16/1971
Video Game Creator

🎭Daws Butler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/16/1916 d.5/19/1988 (71)
Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Toledo, OH; RN:Charles Dawson
Misc: Hanna Barbera Cartoon voiceman of Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, plus Capt. Crunch, Elroy Jetson, Beany (w/ Cecil), and other Hanna-Barbera cartoons; one student was Whimsical Will; a regular on many Stan Freberg recordings, briefly the voice of Barney Rubble during the Flintstones second season
TV Shows: Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, The Jetsons, Beany and Cecil Show

🎭Ellen Albertini Dow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/16/1913 d.5/4/2015 (101)
Actress
Misc: some say b. in 1918
TV Shows: Maybe It's Me (as Grandma Harriet Krupp)
Movie Titles: The Wedding Singer (as rapping granny)

🎭Wayland Flowers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/16/1939 d.10/11/1988 (48)
Comedian, Puppeteer, Ventriloquist
Misc: with Madame the puppet; Vegas clubs
TV Shows: Solid Gold, Madame's Place, Keep On Truckin', Laugh In, Andy Williams Show

🎭Jim Jordan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/16/1896 d.4/1/1988 (91)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Peoria, IL; d. in Beverly Hills
TV Shows: Fibber McGee and Molly (as himself 1935-60, his wife Marian played Molly)

⛪🎭Burgess Meredith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/16/1907 d.9/9/1997 (89)
Episcopalian, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, TV Host, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland, Ohio
Misc: not b. years 1908 or 1909 according to his son
TV Shows: Batman (as The Penguin), Those Amazing Animals (co-host), Gloria (as Dr. Willard Adams)
Movie Titles: Winterset, Mr. Novak, Rocky (as Mickey)

🎭Arthur Askey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1900 d.11/16/1982 (82)
Movie Actor, Comedian, English

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🎭Harry Blackstone Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1885 d.11/16/1965 (80)
Vaudevillan, Magician/Illusionist

🎭David Canary -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1938 d.11/16/2015 N.S. (77)
Soap Actor, TV/Stage Actor
TV Shows: All My Children (as twins Adam & Stuart Chandler), Bonanza (as Candy), Peyton Place

🎭Charlie Dell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1881 d.11/16/1971 (90)
Actor, Comedian

🎭Charles Marks -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1882 d.11/16/1971 (89)
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Smith & Dale (as Dale)

🎭Billy B. Van -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/3/1870 N.S. d.11/16/1950 N.S. (80)
Actor, Vaudevillan

🎭Ann Wedgeworth -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1934 d.11/16/2017 N.S. (83)
TV/Movie/Stage/Soap Actress
Names/Places: Rip Torn's ex-wife
Misc: Won a Tony award for best supporting Actress in Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" on Broadway in 1978 (perhaps '77?)
TV Shows: Another World, Somerset, Three's Company (as Lana Shields), Filthy Rich (as Bootsie Weschester), Evening Shade (as Merleen Elldridge)

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In 1811, an earthquake in Missouri causes the Mississippi River to flow backwards.

In 1907, according to The Tonight Show, the first fare meter was installed in a taxicab; the next day, a N.Y.C. can driver discovered a 235-mile shortcut to the local airport.

In 1918, R.C., “Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning” hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Arthur Fields.

In 1923, The first hillbilly hit, Wendall Hallʹs Victor Recording of “It Ainʹt Gonna Rain No Mo,” was released.

In 1945, “The Friendly Ghost,” an animated short featuring the debut of Casper, was released by Paramountʹs cartoon division.

In 1959, R.C., “High School U.S.A.” by Tommy Facenda peaked at #28 on the pop singles chart.

In 1959, R.C., “Mr. Blue” by The Fleetwoods peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart; in 1979, a parody of that song, “Mr. Bill”, was recorded.

In 1968, R.C., “Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later That Same Day)” by Ben Colder (Sheb Wooley) peaked at #67 on the pop singles chart.

In 1969, The first episode of “Clangers”, a British stop motion animated television program for children, began airing on the BBC

In 1971, Led Zeppelinʹs debut, actually released in early 1969, finally goes gold. By this time, the group is getting ready for their fourth album, “Led Zeppelin IV.” It contains the classic “Stairway to Heaven.”

In 1973, in a Brady Bunch episode called “Try, Try Again”, Jan considers herself a loser when her latest interest, tap dancing, drives the whole family crazy, she drops out of her ballet class and takes up tap dancing when she is passed over for a recital because she is so clumsy. She practices her new dance steps at home, and the noise begins to get to the rest of the family.

In 1974, R.C., “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion peaked at #8 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, in a daytime ratings bonanza, the first part of the Luke and Laura wedding on General Hospital aired on ABC; 16 million viewers tuned in that week that also featured Elizabeth Taylor making a guest appearance as Helena Cassidine, whose husband was killed when Luke froze him to death in the earlier Mr. Freeze plotline.

In 1981, “The Wedding of Luke and Laura” On the lawn of the Port Charles mayoral mansion, on a perfect autumn afternoon, Laura Webber Baldwin — a vision in white — and Lucas Lorenzo Spencer — in a gray cutaway, his permed hair rustling in the breeze — spoke their vows with quivering lips. It had been a stormy romance, starting with the night a drunken Luke raped Laura in a deserted disco. Ah well, the course of love never runs smooth on daytime. But their relationship on “General Hospital” resulted in the most celebrated wedding in the annals of soaps. As they walked down the aisle, Luke pumped his two fists in a show of giddy victory. Then we heard a shadowy, uninvited guest (OK, it was Elizabeth Taylor) swear, “Curse you, Laura and Luke!” So much for happy endings.

In 1985, on “Saturday Night Live”, Jon Lovitz debuts Tommy Flanagan, president and founder of Pathological Liars Anonymous, a character who will appear on each of the next 200 episodes…Yeah, thatʹs the ticket!

In 1986, Carol Burnett, Dabney Coleman, Teri Garr, and Tom Poston mock the sprawling scenery (and even more sprawling writing) of prime time soap operas in the first comic miniseries — “Fresno,” exploring the ups and downs of the glamorous raisin industry.

In 1989, David Letterman bludgeons the Energizer Bunny with a baseball bat.

In 1990, “Home Alone” starring Macaulay Culkin opened in movie theaters. AHHHHHH!!!

In 1993, George Burns at age 97 signed a contract to perform at Caesars of Las Vegas on his 100th birthday.

In 2001, the movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcererʹs Stone” opened in theaters in the USA. It brought in a record $90 million dollars its first weekend.

In 2012, Financially struggling Hostess Brands Inc. announced it was shutting down its operations following a strike by the union.

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.S.

In 1940, “Beat Me, Daddy, Eight To The Bar (Parts 1 And 2)” by Will Bradley And His Orchestra / Ray Mckinley charted at number 7 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Back To School Again” by Timmie 'Oh Yeah!' Rogers charted at number 37 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Wun'erful, Wun'erful (Sides uh-one And uh-two) (Medley)” by Stan Freberg charted at number 57 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1957, “Short Fat Fannie” by Larry Williams charted at number 72 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Be True To Your School” by The Beach Boys charted at number 44 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen charted at number 58 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Long Tall Texan” by Murry Kellum charted at number 93 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Fire” by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown charted at number 11 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express charted at number 17 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “The Star Spangled Banner” by José Feliciano charted at number 54 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later That Day)” by Sheb Wooley/Ben Colder (Ben Colder) charted at number 67 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion charted at number 8 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas charted at number 27 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Willie And The Hand Jive” by Eric Clapton charted at number 48 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Evil Boll-Weevil” by Grand Canyon charted at number 76 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Black Lassie” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 78 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora charted at number 62 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Born In East L.A.” by Cheech And Chong charted at number 79 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo charted at number 98 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite II charted at number 32 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los del Rio charted at number 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 49 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 59 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 29 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson charted at number 42 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in the U.K.

In 1963, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)” by Allan Sherman charted at number 29 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Mule Train” by Frank Ifield charted at number 36 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “Lily The Pink” by The Scaffold charted at number 23 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “I'm The Urban Spaceman” by Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band charted at number 34 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “An Olympic Record” by The Barron Knights charted at number 38 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Shangri-La” by The Rutles charted at number 68 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 5 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 24 on the U.K. Pop Singles Chart

Novelty Songs Charting in Australia

In 1963, “Wipe Out / Surfer Joe” by The Surfaris charted at number 15 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1963, “Murphy The Surfie” by The Joy Boys charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “1,2,3 Red Light” by 1910 Fruitgum Company charted at number 11 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1968, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Love Machine charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “The Night Chicago Died / Can You Get It When You Want It” by Paper Lace charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Bonaparte's Retreat / Too Many Mornings” by Glen Campbell charted at number 5 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “I Shot The Sheriff / Give Me Strength” by Eric Clapton charted at number 18 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting / Gamblin' Man” by Carl Douglas charted at number 19 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Clap For The Wolfman / Road Food” by The Guess Who charted at number 53 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) / Are You Ready To Believe” by Reunion charted at number 62 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1974, “Surfin' U.S.A. \ The Warmth Of The Sun” by The Beach Boys charted at number 93 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Living On Video” by Trans X charted at number 46 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1985, “Hole In My Shoe” by neil charted at number 50 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “I'm Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred charted at number 1 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1991, “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite II charted at number 6 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los del Rio charted at number 4 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 1996, “Macarena” by Los Del Mar Featuring Pedro Castano charted at number 35 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2002, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” by Las Ketchup charted at number 2 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

In 2013, “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis charted at number 20 on the Australian Pop Singles Chart

The Holiday Almanacs November 16, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Fri Nov the 16 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 320 of the year
Serialnumber = 43408
Julian date = 2458427 O.S.= 11 - 3 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

[USA] Hire A Veteran Week (Day 6)
[USA] Womens Veterans Recognition Week (Day 6)
[World] Science and Peace Week (Day 6)
[USA] Split Pea Soup Week (Day 6)
[USA] Youth Appreciation Week (Day 5)
[USA] Operating Room Nurse Week (Day 6)
[USA] Philanthropy Day
Elephant Round-up Day (Thailand).
First Day of Ashura (Oman).
Night of Hecate (Greek - goddess of the Moon, of the Underworld, and of magic).
Statia and America Day.
[Oklahoma] Admission Day (1907)
[Sweden] Gustavus Adolphus-day (1632)
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[USA] National Federation of the Blind Day
[USA] Statia & America Day
[USA] Children's Book Week (Day 5)
[USA] Culinary Week (Day 6)
[USA] Education Week (Day 6)
[USA] Farm City Week Begins
[USA] Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week Ends (Mon-Fri)
[USA] National Geography Awareness Week (Day 6)

Reminders

Astrological sign: Scorpio: The Scorpion (10-22 thru 11-21); Ruling Planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Traits: Passionate, intense, secretive, subtle. Body part associated with this sign: Secrets. Occupations: Teaching, work requiring concentration, training animals, psychiatry, surgery, detection.
Astrological sign: Sagittarius: The Archer (thru 11-22 thru 12-21); Ruling Planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Traits: Bountiful, frank, versatile, philosophical. Body part associated with this sign: The thighs. Occupations: Travel, politics, meteorology, philosophy, religion.
November was known by the Saxons as Wint Monath - the wind month.
November was the ninth month. Novem is Latin for nine.
Flowers: chrysanthemum and dahlia
Full Moon: the Beaver Moon
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the topaz is for fidelity, and the chrysanthemum is for loveliness and cheerfulness.
Gems: topaz and citrine
Aviation History Month
British Appreciation Month
Child Safety and Protection Month
November is... Slaughter Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Good Nutrition Month
Great American Breakfast Club (Sep 1-Nov 30)
Home Education Awareness Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
International Creative Child & Adult Month
International Doll Collectors Month
International Drum Month
Latin American Month
National Accordion Month!
National Alzheimer's Disease Month
National Diabetes Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Home Care Month
National Hospice Month
National Neurofibromatosis Month
National Raisin Bread
National Stamp Collecting Month
Native American Heritage Month
One Nation Under God Month
Peanut Butter Lover's Month
Project Red Ribbon (Nov 1-Jan 1)
Real Jewelry Month
Religion and Philosophy Month
TV Sweeps Month
Thanksgiving Canned Goods Drive (Nov 1-Thanksgiving Day eve)
[NY] Puerto Rican Heritage Month
Leonid meteor shower, radiant in Leo [5-20 per hour] (thru 11-18)
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